Wednesday, August 14, 2013

And the Winners are ……. The readers.

The banners were made by the fabulous DazedRose. She has been so wonderful to help with graphics for the contest every time.   She did the original avi and banners for the blog. She has done banners for promo stories.  She has created the theme for the banners the past two years. So she rocks!

Without further ado -

Judges  1st place winner:  ‘Gumby’          by Ooshka

Author’s teaser:  Years after a messy and painful break up with Eric, Sookie discovers that clean breaks are difficult and sometimes the door you think you've shut forever won't always stay closed. What happens when Eric's daughter Pam unexpectedly turns up one day? AH OOC

Judges 2nd place winner:   ‘I Looked At You’         by FiniteAnarchy 

I Looked at You  by The Doors,  Youtube link:

Author’s teaser - It's 1967. New York. Eric Northman is one of the biggest Ad Men on Madison Avenue. An unexpected request leads to the studio of famous artist Andy Warhol, where he meets someone else he would never have expected. Someone who is about to open his eyes to an entirely new lifestyle.

Virgin winner:  ‘Hjerteknuser’                   by LinBer93

Hjerteknuser   by Kaizers Orchestra ,  Youtube link:   (turn on English subtitles if you need them)

Author’s teaser - AU/AH Viking age. Eric and Sookie are best friends before Eric has to leave with his father so he can learn how to be a real Viking. They were supposed to return three months later, but never shows. Sookie is praying to Odin for Eric to return to her, but when he does, it is not what she had expected or even hoped for.

Public Vote 1st place winner:   ‘Somewhere’      by Magsmacdonald

Somewhere  from West Side Story,  Youtube link:

Author’s  teaser - Almost 100 years after Eric left for Oklahoma, he's been kidnapped to a hidden location for a last goodbye.

Public Vote  2nd place winner:  ‘Poison’                 by Belleviolette

Poison  by Alice Cooper,   Youtube link:

Author’s teaser -   Eric is a powerful executive at a well-known accounting firm. Married to Pam for years, he lives his life according to routine and organization. His work life, however, has gone a little off the rails... ever since he was assigned a bold and extremely sexy executive assistant. Will he give in to temptation?

Northwoman’s pick

This is always difficult for me with so many stories I like and for various reasons.  I begin by  rereading some favorites and then select one.  I ended up picking a story I felt deserved more recognition, highly rated, even though it was not first or second.

I also want to thank everyone who helped us so much; the authors, the judges, the readers, and awesome graphics from DazedRose.  I had help from many people who had previously hosted contests with information on hosting, and judging & scoring. I thank you all so much as it wouldn’t have been possible without you. 

Of course, it all started with an idea from my friend, Alison (Northman Maille) who had such a great concept with music..

Anne’s pick:  ‘’Every Breath You Take’  by Merick

Every Breath You Take  by The Police,  Youtube link:

Author’s teaser:  What if Agent N finds himself with a new, green partner, after personal loses? Can he keep it professional or will their mission draw something out of him that he wants to keep buttoned down. Who is actually watching whom?

Thanks again to everyone!!  Congratulations to the winners and all the authors who participated.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Voting begins!!!!!

We have 21 entries in this year's contest.   Please read the top 10 entries and give them some review love, then go vote for your 2 favorites.

The top 10 entries in author alphabetical order are:(if you click the title it will take you to the story)

Love to Love You Baby by alh1971

All I Want to Do is Make Love to You by ali989969

Poison by Belleviolette

I Looked at You by FiniteAnarchy

Eyes on Fire by GabrielleBlue

Wild Thing by JanineMNM

Hjerteknuser by LinBer93

Somewhere by Magsmacdonald

Every Breath You Take by Merick

Gumby by Ooshka

Congratulations authors and thank you to all who participated.  A special thanks to Thyra10 and GabrielleBlue who have participated all 3 times with some excellent stories.  

A huge thanks to the wonderful judges:  Batheshebarocks, NYCsnowbird, Onefee27, Sapfirerose, and Suki59,   all of whom have judged at least twice.

The order in the poll is random.    Click HERE to VOTE

Friday, June 7, 2013

Plenty of time to write a story!

Hey everyone!

After a slow start, we are off and running with a few entries.  Only one entry is through judging.  

There are 5 weeks left to send an entry - please send us some creative stories based on some of the amazing songs available.   The last date to enter is July 14th.   Send entry as an email to I.WritetheSongs.SVM

Attach a document in one of these formats: MS Word, OpenOffice, or GDocs format.    See the RULES page for more information.

An exciting update,  I was able to convince the wonderful  Sapfirerose to also be a judge,  so there are 5 wonderful judges - they have all judged before.  Suki59 and NYCsnowbird have participated every year, thank fully.   Sapfirerose managed to handle the first year when we had 51 entries, so I had to spend 3 years convincing her to come back!

Just as an FYI,  when your entry is accepted, you will get an email back.  I am out of town more weekends than in the past (riding my Harley), so you may get a message to that effect.  Never fear, I will get your entry in process as soon as possible.

Thank you  authors, judges,  and readers,  for making this contest all that it can be!

Anne   aka Northwoman

Friday, April 5, 2013

I Write the Songs 2013

Hey everyone!

So here we are only about a month from the last regular Sookie book in the series.  I think we need one more round of stories, OUR WAY. I encourage everyone to write, read, review, or participate in some way.  I tried to keep it simple this time.

I feel a little behind and I'm definitely behind on my fanfiction reading.  Real life has roared in to center stage in a big way for me.  So not everything is quite updated here or on  But it almost is.

The timeline is correct.  Submissions start May 11 and go through July 14.  I always want to give you plenty of time.  And this way, it is just in time for my birthday,  so send me some stories.

Yes,  I am steadfast to my stubborn rule -- if Eric and Sookie are in a romantic pairing it is with each other.  I love the variety of great stories we have had.  But I do enjoy the sweet and fluffy HEAs SO much,  even if they aren't as creative as some of the judges might prefer.

Please start thinking of your ideas to write. I'll have everything completely updated very soon.

TGIF!   Thanks to everyone who has helped me so much in this contest over the years.  And a special thanks to Alison for the great theme idea.

Anne     (Northwoman)